I'm scared to get a job

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    I'm 17 years old and I go to college, I'm studying Btec health and social care and functional skills maths. I only need to go into college 2 days a week. When I'm not in college I'm usually at home, in my bedroom on my phone. I don't have many friends and I'm also really shy. I want to get a part time job because I really need money and I hate staying at home so getting a job will keep me busy. But the problem is I'm really scared to get a job. I hate talking to people, and I hate talking on the phone. I get scared that I won't know what to say or I'll just pause and not say anything. I don't go to places like, restaurants, mcdonalds, subway or nandos because I'm scared that I won't know what to say when I order or I might say or do something stupid. I really want a job but this fear of "talking to people'' and "doing something embarrassing" gets in the way.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Have a look online and see if there are any positions that you can apply for like that. I managed to get my first job by just emailing my CV to a local restaurant. Try not to worry about potentially making mistakes, I know its hard, but every one makes them and its just what makes us human.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by AJGilbert)
    Have a look online and see if there are any positions that you can apply for like that. I managed to get my first job by just emailing my CV to a local restaurant. Try not to worry about potentially making mistakes, I know its hard, but every one makes them and its just what makes us human.
    I agree
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    No one cares. That's what you need to remember. No one cares when you do something embarrassing or when you order something. You might think that the whole world is staring at you and judging you but that's just not true. People just don't care enough about anyone to judge them that heavily every second.

    Think about it- when someone else does something slightly embarrassing, do you care? No, and that's how everyone else feels as well when you talk or when you say something weird or embarrassing. So don't be afraid and get out there and start looking for work and make something of your yourself! The world is pretty much your oyster.

    I'm the same age as you and I am pretty shy around new people but I'm becoming way more confident ever since I realised how little people actually judge you. You should believe that you are exceptional and that you will be the best at what you do- that's how I gained confidence.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by gr8wizard10)
    suck it up anyway
    Sound, constructive advice there m8
 
 
 
Write a reply… Reply
Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register
  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: October 9, 2016
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Poll
Would you prefer to be told about sex by your:

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.